Wednesday, November 27, 2013

So What Wednesday....

So, I am linking up with Shannon at L.A.I.D. for her So What Wednesday...

I have multiple So What's that are saved in my blogger dashboard. Eventually, I will post the, but probably not.

I have my entire house decorated for Christmas already....the outside not so much.

I have lost over 10 pounds and many inches on the Advocare 24 DC - at 8 months I am under pre-pregnancy weight!

I still want coffee...bad.  less than 24 hours.

I can't stand the 'crap' pile at the bottom of my steps...Tonight is the night that I clean it up...throw it out or put it away.

I feel horrible that my puppies don't get enough attention.  As soon as Lill goes to sleep we cuddle with them.  I hope they feel loved. 

After watching every episode of How I Met Your Mother...I very much dislike this season.  Would rather watch The Goldberg's...hysterical!

I just painted my nails green...rushing the Christmas season!

it drives me crazy to have 'stuff' on my kitchen counters...I like a nice clean kitchen...hahahahaha.

For the second month I am going to miss my running 'goal for the month....unless I head out and run at least 4 miles the next 4 days...doable, but probably not going to happen

I am totally and completely in move with my baby girl.  Everything she does is fabulous.  She has started cruising the furniture, she is getting too big too fast!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

10 day Cleanse results - onto the remaining 14

So, I am still not posting pictures...but here are my results from the first 10 days.

I have lost 9.2 pounds and 6.25 inches.  I can't believe it!

Jeff basically doubled the weight loss (ugh) and 7.50 inches overall.

I can't wait for the final results.

Now, it must be said that I was still holding on to pregnancy weight (all gone plus a little) and Jeff had gotten a bit fluffy as well. 

It is amazing the transformation thus far!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ohio State 4 miler - a PR for momma!

So, when I heard of this race at OSU where you finish on the 50 yard line of The Shoe, I was all in.  My cousin, Sarah also signed up. 

Jeff, Lill and I went down on Saturday to pick up the packet.  As soon as I got out of the car, I was quickly reminded of how awful the wind is/was on that end of campus.  Brrrr.....I got the numbers and shirts and we took off for the Bookstore.  (who knew Long's closed in 2005) we walked around the bookstore and then headed home.

I met up with my aunt and cousin for some shopping and dinner.  Such fun, but I missed my girl.

Sunday am...RACE DAY!  I got up at 5am and did my morning Advocare routine and put everything for chili in the crockpot.  I ate an apple and almond butter pre-race.

I consulted the 'dress the runner' feature on runner's world.  For the first time, ever it was wrong.  I started out in capris/ long sleeved shirt...then changed to long pants, UA turtleneck and vest...with hat and gloves...perfect for running.

We heading down to campus and picked Sarah up, Jeff got parked and Sarah and I headed off to the stadium.

We made our way to the stadium and walked out where we could look out on the field all ready for us to run through the chutes.So very cool.

We hung out under the stadium waiting for the start.  It was COLD, that wind is awful.  Finally it was getting close to race time and I suggested we go find the start of the race.  Out in the real wind we went and got to the 10 mile pace group.  It was fun...they had former players there and the Conditioning coach up on a platform chanting and doing warm ups. 

Finally it was our turn to start...Brutus Buckeye was at the start to high five.  We took off turning left at Woody Hayes (we saw my aunt, Jeff and Lille) and crossing over to turn onto John Herrick Dr.  I was feeling great.  Trying to keep my pace at 10 minute miles.  I wanted to go much faster.  I held back! Mile one was a breeze.

We headed back across the 'Old and Grungy' to main campus.  Still feeling really strong - up 12th Ave, we were getting close to mile 2, I told Sarah, I was going to get water and walk for 30 sec.  I grabbed water and walked and I lost Sarah.  I thought she kept running so I was trying to find her.  We turned onto College Ave and I still couldn't find Sarah.  Down 17th Ave...over to 19th Ave. Mile 3,  I can't believe how fast this race was going!  I was looking at all the old building and new ones since 1990.  Amazing growth.  I loved it so much! We turned onto Woodruff and started heading toward the stadium.  I felt great, but was afraid I was going to run out of steam at the stadium so I walked for 15 sec.  Then back to running.  Felt strong...heading down Tuttle Pkwy and  around the stadium...headed into the stadium.  I went in the stadium and what a feeling!  AMAZING!!!  I ran over to the side so I could run on the turf field as much as possible!  I turned the corned slapped high five with Bobby Carpenter and sprinted to the finish!  My Garmin time said 39:31.  I did it, my estimated time was 45 minutes.  I was hoping to go 40 and praying for anything with a 3 as the first digit...even 39:59...My official chip time was 39:29...SOOO HAPPY!  Now I want to do a 5k and see if I can bust that PR!

After the race, I met up with Sarah who was behind me...she had to stop at mile 2.  We walked through and got the AWESOME medal.  I loved this race.  I can't wait to do it next year!!!!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


So since my last report, Jeff and I have started the Advocare 24 day challenge.  We are on Day 4.  I can tell you that I very much dislike the Fiber drink, but eh, I can get it down.  I can say that I am never hungry.  I feel like I am eating constantly, but it is good clean foods.  Tonight I am making a chili.  Looks very similar to what we normally make...we shall see.

I can tell you that after the 4 days (well, 3.5, if you wish to be technical) that Jeff looks thinner.  I haven't worn 'real' clothes since Sunday so since I really can't tell a difference in pajama bottoms, tank top and sweatshirt.  So, if you know me, I need results, so I scale hopped.  I must say I am VERY happy!  We took pictures and measurements but I refuse to post anything until the end of the 24 days.

I/we decided to do this together.  It has been so very helpful.  I have been in horrible eating habits in months.  I needed a way to break the cycle, get healthy, stay healthy...2014 is going to be a busy year.  February - Hadlee's baptism (my cousin's daughter) March - Lillie's 1st birthday, July - beach trip, August - beach trip and Nicholas and Kara's wedding also Chip and Sarah's wedding.  I need to get myself in shape and stay there!

My ultimate goal (shhhh) I want to run a sub 2 hour half marathon.  I want to get weight off so I am able to run faster/longer.  I don't care if the clock/chip time is 1:59:59.  I just want to see a 1 in the first space!  I am not sure whether I will do a spring of fall half (maybe both) 

You can do the 24 day challenge every 90 we hope to do this 3 times before August.  I can't wait to see where this journey gets us.